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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1957Anderson, Indiana, USA
Birth NameJoseph Norman Shaw
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Norman Shaw was born in Anderson, Indiana, in 1957 to Norman and Mary Shaw. In 1966 he moved to Elgin, Illinois, and began acting at Kimball Jr. High School. In 1972 the family moved to the east end of Toronto (Scarborough), where Joe continued to act in plays, perform dramatic monologues and was active on the wrestling team at West Hill Collegiate Institute. After graduating from the Drama Department, University of Guelph, in 1981, Joe moved back to Toronto to pursue his career. His early work was in the theater and included an apprenticeship at The Shaw Festival (1985)and two seasons with the Stratford Festival ('87-'90). While in Toronto Joe appeared in numerous productions of new and innovative plays such as "The Dressing Gown" (Buddies in Bad Times),"As I" (Toronto Free Theatre), "Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love" (Crows Theatre)and the Fringe Festival hit, "I Slept with Tony Trouble: The Confessions of a Hollywood Hustler"- which later toured to London and the Edinburgh Festival. In 1991 he moved to Vancouver, where he began to work more extensively in film and TV, and began to teach acting and directing for the stage. His directorial debut was "The Zoo Story" for the Vancouver Fringe. In 1994 he moved to Calgary, where he continues to work as an actor on stage ("Twelve Angry Men", Vertigo Theatre) and in film and TV projects, primarily shot in Alberta. He is also Co-Founder/Director of Company of Rogues Actors Studio and Rogueswest (Vancouver), as well as Artistic Director of Rogues Theatre. Joe holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Calgary where he has worked as an instructor. He is also the Director of Drama at St. Mary's University and for 15 years was an Instructor for the Department of Theatre at Mount Royal University,Calgary.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joe-Norman Shaw

Spouse (1)

Christianne Hirt (? - present)

Trivia (6)

Husband of Christianne Hirt.
As an actor, has lived and worked in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
Education: Honours B.A.- Drama, University of Guelph (Ontario) MFA- Directing, University of Calgary (Alberta)
Grew up in Anderson, Indiana, Elgin Illinois, and Scarborough (Toronto), Ontario
Has a daughter and a cat named Miko.
Was a wrestler in high school and currently practices ashtanga yoga. He also plays the guitar.

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